Monday, December 29, 2008

How Will You Wear Your Fleur Gloves on New Years Eve?

**How DID your wear your Fleur Gloves?**

The deadline for submissions to this Flickr contest is 9pm SLT, today, Tuesday:)

Show us how you will be wearing your Fleur gloves on New Years Eve. Will you go dancing in them or maybe use them to seduce? It's your imagination that counts and we want to see the pictures of it posted into the Jolie Fleur Flickr group.

Closing date 6th January 2009 at 9pm SLT

First prize will be a L$1000 store card with two runner ups each receiving L$500 store cards each.

Get snapping!!

Style Notes:
Fleur Long Saffron Gloves
Fleur Parfait Trois 1 in Strawberry
ETD's Heather in Auburn Burnt
Dress from VG Republic [now closed]
Jewelry from Alienbear

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Party "Paws"

Now that Santa has come and gone at the Fleur sim it is time to contemplate dressing for New Year's Eve. We hope you all partook of the Lucky Christmas Stocking, but life marches on.

There are marvelous dresses available on the grid, but very few creators make gloves and, for my money, Fleur makes the best. They are available in many colors, both basic and pastel. But this Holiday Season Roslin and CJ have released their fabulous gloves in a Brights Pack. Priced at L$100 per color and L$600 for the full shebang, these are a "must-have" for the holiday round of parties.

The colors include Lemon, Saffron, Cerise, Crimson, Violet, Electric, Cerulean and [not pictured] Emerald.

You will find the gloves in the accessories section on the first floor of the Fleur Clothing Shop, which is located to the right of Fleur Cinema. Or you can use the teleporters found in our lobby.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seasons Greetings from Fleur!

We at Fleur Skins wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season.

We invite you to visit us often during the coming year to see what's new at Fleur, where we have the widest variety of skin styles and makeups on the grid, with something for every taste and price point.

It's been a busy year at Fleur. Roslin and CJ launched two new skin lines: Boutique, with both Parfait and Shojo makeups, and the the glorious hybrid skin, Allure, now with 10 makeups. Fleur collaborated with Nicky Ree, hyasynth Tiramisu and others as well as participating in the first Black Swan event and contributing to Relay for Life. And now Fleur has added it's first new clothes in a while!

Not content to work with Roslin on the skins, CJ has provided us with 3 new builds this year. Each build was special and of the quality one expects from him, but I have to admit I am loving the current SoHo/New York City build the most. Come on over and enjoy the ambience!

This year has also seen the enlargement of the Fleur staff. First I wheedled my way into Fleur to help with publicity and customer service. With the Allure launch it became clear that we needed more help, so we hired 5 Customer Service Associates. One of them, Fury Stapleton, took over my tasks when I was away and did a smashing job. So now she's my assistant working with Roslin & CJ on marketing. We also started the Fleur Insiders -- 10 lovely avatars who represent the variety that Fleur is. I've been working with them and they are a delight!

One of the joys of working for Fleur has been all the wonderful people I have met this year! Don't hesitate to contact Fury, me or any of the CSAs if you have questions or need help!
REMINDER: The gift-giving Christmas Stocking will disappear on December 26. Random prizes include a special edition Allure Biba skin --come try your luck!

Also there are gift boxes for sale in the Main Lobby in case you need to wrap those virtual presents.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Have you been Naughty or Nice?

**Last Chance to Catch the Fleur Christmas Stocking before it POOFS at 10, SLT, Today, Friday, December 26. You won't want to miss getting the special edition Biba makeup**

The Fleur Christmas Stocking is now available for you to try and win nice Fleur goodies including an exclusive Biba skin.

You simply click on the stocking hanging over the fireplace mantle in the Men's Shop and find out whether you won or not. You may try every 3 minutes. Gifts are given randomly.

The gifts include a Fleur Allure Biba special edition skin in truffle, fair isle dress in merlot, a Fair Isle socks fatpack, scarlet gloves, scarlet long nails, and a scarlet studded O ring belt.

CJ has reserved the right to add presents, possibly even that dreaded lump of coal!

The stocking will be up through Christmas, but who knows after that... So come on over and join in the merriment :) And find out how naughty or nice you've been!

Your limo

Have You Been Good?

Coming very soon to Fleur over the Christmas holidays...The Fleur Stocking 'Lucky Dip'.

Lots of Fleur accessories to be won along with a jackpot prize of a limited edition Fleur Allure Biba make-up, that will never go on sale.

Watch this space to see when Santa has been to Fleur and left all these goodies behind.

Also New at Fleur

{picture from Fleur Insider, Caer Balogh}

CJ has been busy refurbishing the Fleur clothes store, which is now 2 stories high.

All accessories, including the Fleur gloves, can now be found on the ground floor along with new arrivals. The new "brights" include those perfect Holiday colours and come in 3 lengths. All other Fleur clothes are now on the first floor.

Happy shopping,


Emerald Glove credits:

Model & photographer: Caer Balogh
Skin: Fleur - Allure Biba #1 (Truffle)
Eyes: Miriel - Realistic Eyes (Dirty Blue)
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Hair: ETD - Ana (Chestnut)Gloves:
Fleur - Long Gloves (Emerald)
Hosiery: Axienne (Shiny Black)
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Leeza V2 (Liquid)
Pearls: The Body Politik - Tahitian Pearl set (White)
Lighting: CG Facelight 4.1
Windlight: Sydney Pinion - Black box (5%)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Allure of...


CJ and I hate revisiting past work, doing rehashes, etc. but sometimes there is call for it. As previously mentioned in this blog, Biba was a makeup that I created for our Vivant line. We had discontinued the makeup to make room for newer ones but it always remained one of my favorites. Not only do I prefer our Allure line to the Vivant as a base skin, I also wanted to improve upon the makeup. It was wonderful to see how many people were receptive to the idea of refitting the the Biba makeup. When creating the 3 different makeup palettes, I took into consideration some of the suggestions made by the Fleur Insiders and group members. Thank you everyone for your wonderful feedback and I hope you all enjoy this latest release.

Style Notes

Skin- Fleur Allure Alabaster Biba 1
Eyes- Miriel Eyes- Steel Blue (standard)
Hair- Pixel dust- Roslin- black (release coming soon)
Pin(both hair and dress)- Paper Couture- Gray Day Pin
Dress- Ivalde- Retropolitan Black Gown 1930
Pose- Long Awkward Pose- Barbie Girl II Barbie 15

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sneak Preview

TaP Shepard dropped one of the, as yet, unreleased Fleur Allure Biba skins on me last night. As soon as I put it on my pixels I just knew I had to shoot and I knew exactly the dress and hair I wanted to go with it.

The Biba skin has the smokey eyes of the 1920's with luscious Hollywood lips too. It just screams glamour. This make up is now teamed with the fabulous Allure body which is, in my honest opinion, the best hybrid skin on the grid.

Roslin has outdone herself and paid true homage to her inspiration.

I can't wait for the finished product to be released...bring on Biba!

Skin: Fleur Allure Biba in Alabaster....coming soon
Hair: House of Heart, Tousled Isabella - light blonde
Dress: p.c; Silk Gypsy


Friday, December 19, 2008

Hand in Glove!

We've been getting requests for our gloves to be put back in the store. That moment awaits CJ's building acumen, BUT we can happily announce that our leather gloves are now on OnRez for your buying and wearing pleasure. You will find them here.

I've always admired the colors and textures created by CJ & Roslin for the leather gloves and with winter here in our part of the world [and on the sim], the long ones look especially appealing. So enjoy shopping on OnRez for now -- we'll tell you when they are back in the store!
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Ssshhhhhh ... I've been told that Biba is on the way very soon ... After reading Roslin's blog I can't wait! Biba goodness harmonized with the nicely detailed Allure quality.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work in Progress: Allure Biba

I've mentioned before that the late Kevyn Aucoin has been a huge source of inspiration for many of our makeup looks at Fleur. One of my favorite looks of his was the Biba which inspired a Vivant skin by the same name.

The Biba makeup has always been one of my favorites from the line and apparently a lot of my friends miss it too. Then a few days ago, Achariya posted a look using Biba and we've had a number of requests for the skin. I thought it would be a good time to update the look and fit it to our allure line.

I pulled the shadow in a bit closer to the corner of inner eye so it's closer to the inspiration look. I also tried to extend the shadow further up and out in the area above the crease. The changes are very subtle to the eye but it was a huge struggle to accomplish. As anyone who is familar with that area of the avatar mesh will know, it's a very difficult area to work with. I struggled to extend it and keep the shadow from getting messy or get kinked. I also went and added a little bit more blush and toned down the highlight in the center of the lid. I'd love to hear some feedback from you all and maybe even suggestions on the color combos for other versions of this makeup look.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fleur Secret Sale

Oh No! CJ found out about the Fleur Secret Sale and has given us one more day.

Sale ends 9pm SLT Wednesday.

Come find the bargains while you can....13 skins at half price.

Time is running out...the sale must end!


We Got Caught!

CJ has been under the weather so I thought I could sneak the sale past him but oops, we got caught! Luckily, he's letting me give you all one more day to have your fun. So get over to Fleur and put your mouses to work to find our secret sale skins. Sale ends Wednesday, 9pm SL time.

Thanks to Fury Stapleton for the image.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Clothing @ Fleur

The clothing shop has reopened and to celebrate, we've cooked up a little something to make you feel all warm and cozy. Our Fair Isle sweater dress features metal clasps on the bodice and it is being released alongside our ribbed turtleneck and fair isle over the knee socks. All items come in 6 colors and multiple clothing layers to ensure ease of mix and matching.

I'd like to also offer up a little reminder, our secret sale will only be on for a few more days so act fast!

Skin- Fleur Strawberry Trois Parfait 4
Eyes- Miriel Indigo Glow
Hair- Philotic Energy Grazia Blonde
Shoes- Fleur Maryjanes in Black

Shhhh.....Secret Sale!

We are having a secret sale on our skins!

Go to Fleur and just mouse over the vendors to find out what skins are on sale.

There are a total of 13 skins that are 50% off... 3 Parfait skins, 3 Allure skins, 3 Shoujo skins, and 1 Vivant skin are marked down. We also have 3 of the skins for men marked down as well!

This sale goes on until CJ finds out so take advantage of it while you can!.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Last Chance for Group Gift

Hi Jolie Fleurs,

Today is the last chance for you to grab the group gift. It will be gone from the archives if you havent got it then do not miss out on this free skin!

Any of your friends not Jolie Fleurs then today is the last chance for them to join and grab the gift.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free Skins and Shape

We are pleased to announce that we've updated our newbie skin. We now are offering our retired Basic Red 2 Vivant in all 6 skin tones, as well as a shape created for the vivant skin. Best of all, the newbie skin is actually a freebie available to everyone, no matter their rezz day. The skins and shape are available in the main entrance of our Fleur location.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

New Skin: Winter Nights

These three makeups feature lightly glossed lips and richly colored eyes. The color palette from the first two makeups were pulled from fashion shows in real life. The third combo of red and green was thrown in for those of you who think it's not winter without a little Christmas spirit.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Our Very Own Divas Are...

While we are waiting for The Divas, the New Series [due in January], we wish to announce our OWN Divas, winners of The Allure of a Diva Jolie Fleur Flickr Contest that ended last week.

So, from Paris, France, the center of fashion [where your intrepid blogger is atm], our Divas are:

1st place Cordi Biddle, winning a L$6000 gift certificate with Blowing Kisses
2nd place Freya Nemeth, winning a L$3000 gift certificate with Portrait of a Diva
3rd place Filomena Quinnell, winning a L$1000 gift certificate with Red Passion

Congratulations to our winners and to all who entered. When you wear Fleur Allure you are ALL Divas:)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

And a Good Time was Had by All!

Fleur Skins reopened the sim yesterday and many of you dropped by to explore, chat and try/buy the new Parfait and Shojo skins, including the new Azalea skintone that everyone is raving about. The snow fell gently as we all enjoyed the results of the talents of CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion.

Our CSAs were on hand to help as were a number of our Fleur Insiders. All looked smashing in their newly released skins :)

Just a reminder that every line has its own store. The goth/specialty skins share a space with a few delights from ~silent sparrow~. (hyasynth Tiramisu was the inspiration for our China Allure skintone.) Free accessory packs will be available soon in each store. The Divas' Halloween Special is now showing at cinema fleur. Follow the instructions on the sign in the theatre. Take a seat and enjoy:) Also don't miss Park Gallery at Fleur and the adjacent coffee shop. Fleur has *everything* on one sim to make your skin shopping comfortable and enjoyable.

The new Store Cards are also available. You can buy them from the red signs in each shop. The signs also explain what they are and how to use them. The bigger denominations give you a nice discount on multiple skins, thus replacing the old 3 packs. This way YOU choose your 3 pack.

I will be offline until December 17 so direct all Customer Service issues to Roslin Petion and the very competent Fleur CSA, Fury Stapleton. They will take care of your needs. I hope to come back and see you ALL wearing the new Fleur skins!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's *ALMOST* Time -- New Skins, New Build at Fleur

**We are now OPEN!** Here's your limo :)

In two hours, at 2pm SLT, the Fleur sim will reopen its doors to you. CJ has outdone himself again with a New York City/Soho build. It *is* winter and the snow is falling so bundle up a bit ;)

Each of our skin lines now has their own shop AND there is a bargain basement. Price points have changed a bit. Allure and Boutique skin lines are now L$1000, including the new Parfait Trois and Shoujo Da ni ban makeups AND the new Shoujo Azalea skin tone we have been telling you about. Vivants remain at L$500, BUT some older ones are nicely discounted at L$250 in the Bargain Basement. Just follow the arrow!

You will find the Gothique & Drow Vivants in their own shop along with the Allure China skintone skins. There is also a small selection of ~silent sparrow~ goodies thanks to the kindness of hyasynth Tiramisu. She has included the Suzume dresses that go with the Suzume Allure China skins.

Additionally we are hoping to debut a new gift card system today that gives you a big discount when buying more than one skin. Rather than the old 3 packs, you will now be able to select your own 3 pack at a discount. I'll give you more information as soon as I can get it out of the very busy Mr. Carnot.

See you in a bit!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fleur Reopens Saturday 2pm SLT with New Boutique Skins

We have also "relocated" to lower Manhattan, NYC and will be residing in a wonderful new CJ Carnot build reminiscent of SoHo and Greenwich Village.

Each of our skin lines will have their own boutique, as will the clothing and accessories. The pale skin tones will share a shop with a sampling of ~silent sparrow~ delights. We also will have The Fleur Cinema, where we will be showing the previous Divas series, while waiting for the new one. Next to the cinema will be the coffee cafe and gallery, with room to sit, sip your latte and enjoy the art.

The new skins will include 6 new makeups for The Boutique Line Parfait Trois, in which Parfait grows up a bit and gets some "glam." Shoujo also has 6 new makeups AND, as you requested, a NEW slightly darker skintone, Azalea. All Shoujo makeups will be available in the new skintones.

Starting at 2pm SLT tomorrow we will be open for you to visit and try on the new skins, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to some wonderful New Tork themed music. Many of our CSAs and Fleur Insiders will be present to welcome you to the NEW Fleur, where you will find a style and price that suits you!

**NOTE: The Fleur Update group will close to new members at 12 noon SLT Saturday, Nov. 28. Shortly after that time the group gift will be sent out viaFleur Group notices. So join now and enjoy a lovely free skin especially made for the group.**

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Allure of A Diva ... Flickr Contest Ends tonight!

At 9pm SLT we will close the entries in the Jolie Fleur Flickr Group's The Allure of a Diva Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the NEW Fleur build, which will open Saturday, November 29 at 2pm SLT. Stay tuned for more details, including the release of some wonderful new skins in the Fleur Boutique line :)

Until then let me share just a few of the delightful Allure Divas who are vying for our prizes.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Announcing Our "Fleur Insiders"

After careful consideration of the applications we received from avatars wishing to be considered for the honor, we have chosen the first group of Fleur Insiders. [original post here]

Without further ado we introduce:

Row One: hyasynth Tiramisu, Aislinn Grizot, Caer Balogh, Gabby Panacek
Row Two: Dot Lane, Madison Carnot, Serenity Innis
Row Three: CronoCloud Creeggan, Elaine Lisle, Titania Tigerpaw, Helena Stringer

All of us at Fleur are looking forward to workings with the new Insiders as they represent Fleur Skins in SL (tm) Please congratulate them!

Friday, November 14, 2008

ALLURE Sale Ends Tonight at Midnight SLT!

Of course we shop at Fleur for the wonderful skins created by the amazing team of Carnot & Petion, but an additional treat that comes with working for Fleur is watching CJ Carnot's masterful building skills. And we're in for another treat I promise you!

On to the Fleur News:)

Tonight [Friday, November 14] at Midnight SLT the Allure 50% off sale ends and the Fleur sim closes for 2 weeks to prepare for a new build AND the release of some exciting new skins in the Boutique Skin line. Target date for the reopening is timed for November 28 in conjunction for the Divas' Fall Premiere. [Divas, for those of you who are not familiar, is a very entertaining SL "soap opera" video series starring many SL fashion luminaries.]

So if you still need Allure skins to take your photos for The Allure of a Diva Flickr Contest that ends on Nov. 28 or to apply for the Fleur Insider Group, today is THE day! And .. at 50% off the price is right! Please ask any of our talented and helpful Customer Service Assistants for help in deciding! They are: Noena Merlin, Fury Stapleton, Cordi Biddle, Umbra Lunardi and Rosie Barthelmess.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Allure Sale Continues Until Friday!

Yes lovely ladies--the Allure 50% off sale continues until THIS coming Friday, November 14. ALL Allure skins are on sale from Bare to the new China tone that is flying out of the store. At that time the store will close for 2 weeks in preparation for some wonderful changes at Fleur, timed to the Divas' Premiere at the end of the month.

So get your Allures, take your pictures and enter them in The Allure of a Diva" Flickr Contest, by submitting them to the Jolie Fleur Flickr Group.

If you need help choosing contact Samara Barzane or one of the other lovely and skilled CSAs, Fury Stapleton, Cordi Biddle, Umbra Lunardi, Rosie Barthelmess or Noena Merlin.

Also please remember to submit your Fleur Insider Applications to Samara Barzane by Thursday, November 20 by 9pm SLT.

Here is a link to full information about this special opportunity.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The New ALLURE Skins on Sale Until Monday!

As part of our ramp-up to the Divas premiere and the release of Allure 2, we are putting ALL the new Allure skins on sale for 50% off.

But only until Monday-so get your Allure NOW!

This is also your chance to find your "inner Diva" for The Allure of a Diva" Flickr Contest:)

Your limo awaits ...

Friday, November 07, 2008

Looking for a Few Good “Fleur Insiders”-APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY!

**REMINDER: Insider Applications are due TODAY Thursday, Nov. 20 by 9pm SLT to Samara Barzane**

If you need an Allure skin you will find Kitten & Smokin' at our store at
Muse, as well as the full range of China skintone makeups at ~silent sparrow~

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As part of the Divas premiere anticipated at the end of the month and the release of a number of new skins at that time, Fleur is inviting interested and qualified avatars to apply to be a “Fleur Insider.”

This is an opportunity to get special Insider benefits, such as advance betas, custom skins, exclusive invitations and the possibility of expressing YOUR “Fleur Style” on our blog. In return you ask that you represent Fleur as Ambassadors to the metaverse. Only a few will be chosen for this honor.

** Please follow the application process below. **

Put everything, labeled with your name, in a folder labeled “Fleur Insider -- 'your name' and submit to Samara Barzane by Thursday, November 20 by 9pm SLT.

PLEASE Direct all questions to Samara Barzane. Complete Applications will be given preference.



Please Include
1. 3-4 full perms shots in our skins, including a full body, a full face and a semi-profile. At least ONE shot must be in one of the Allure skins, preferably more.

2. A short statement on why you want to be a Fleur Insider, why you think you would be a good one, why you are passionate about Fleur. Explain how you would categorize your personal style. What role do you see for yourself as an Insider? How would you take advantage of/put to use the privileges of a Fleur Insider membership.

3. Have Fleur in your profile picks BEFORE you submit your application.

4. Any work affiliations with other Second Life ™ fashion content creators should be listed.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

An Update on Muse & Allure China at ~silent sparrow~

If you find yourself on the Muse sim, either enjoying Lyra's creations or stocking up at (luc) Fashion Jewelry, and you feel a craving for a new skin, just cross the bridge and walk to the updated Fleur shop at Muse, just past Nicky Ree on the right. You will find two of our new Allure skin line in all the wonderful new shades, as well as our men's skins there in the space with Fleur over the door!

Here's a s-t-r-e-t-c-h limo for you!

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Also, as I am typing anAllure China vendor is being installed at ~silent sparrow~., thanks to hyasynth Tiramisu's kindness. Thus you will be able to purchase the new makeups in the China skintone there, as well as at the Fleur mainstore.

The Allure of a Diva . . .

Announcing a NEW Jolie Fleur Flickr contest, The Allure of a Diva.

Why Diva you may ask?

Many of you may be familiar with the SL Divas videos. If not here is a link. Also to their Halloween special. In their new series to be launched on November 28, they will be wearing exclusively Fleur Allure skins.

Thus we are inviting you to post your most Diva-ish photos of yourself wearing Fleur's new ALLURE skins in the Jolie Fleur Flickr group before November 28 and you may win a Fleur Gift Card and/or have your photo featured in the Fleur Mainstore. So show us what YOU think The Allure of a Diva is and win!

Friday, October 31, 2008

A New Tone for Allure -- China!

Just in time for your Halloween Weekend, Roslin and CJ have released 6 new makeups in the palest of pale Allure tones, China. Orginally made for hyasynth Tiramisu, these gothly beauties are now available at the Fleur store and will be available tomorrow at ~silent sparrow~.

There are six makeups, each with 3 variations, enough ghostly presence, for everyone's inner goth, or Commedia dell'arte character. They are China Coeur, Femme Fatale, Licentious, Mystique, Perish and Sinuous.

**Demos are now available!**

MY favorites are Coeur [requested especially by hya] and Sinuous.

Happy Haunting!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Introducing Your Allure CSAs

With a number of you asking for advice and assistance with the new Allure skins from Fleur we have decided to hire several of our Allure Launch Models as Customer Service Assistants to help you. As models they are experienced at tweaking shapes and putting *that* look together with the new Allure makeups.

They will be in the shop regularly throughout the week. We'll post a partial schedule as soon as we have one. But each CSA will announce in the Fleur Update Group Chat that she is in the store. While, of course, they will glady answer any Fleur-related questions, their particular expertise is to help you find YOUR Allure :)

So please give a warm welcome to the first Fleur Allure CSAs -- Noena Merlin, Fury Stapleton, Cordi Biddle and Rosie Barthelmess. Look for their "Allure Model" tag in the store soon.

As always transaction problems should be addressed to myself, Samara Barzane, or TaP Shepherd. Any questions about the CSAs should be directed to me please.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

They're talking about Allure :)

With the launch of Fleur's new premium skin line, Allure, have come some wonderful blog posts that reinforce our belief that Allure is something very special indeed!

To make your life a bit easier here's a small selection of the reviews and discussions of Allure.

Lure me in
Are you ready boots? Start walkin'!
The Many Faces of Fleur
The Allure of Fleur
Fleur Allure: New Skin Launch
Da Shape

Plus a few pictures of the Allure Launch Models taken by duckyfresh Watanbe :) [Thank you ducky!]

Do drop by the store, get those demos and discover for yourself what the Allure buzz is about :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Allure is Launched!

We had a super party at Fleur yesterday, with DJ duckyfresh Watanbe, 9 super Flickr winners as our Allure Models** and all of you who came to help us celebrate the debut of an astonishing new skin line from the talented pixels of CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion.

Allure is all its hype promised. A delicious new base and body, 6 new scrumptious skintones and 18 makeups overall! Since I was busy talking with all of you and with the models, I didn't take any pictures, so here are a few of the pictures of our Jolie Fleur Flickr members have been posting wearing the new Allure skins. Please feel free to post yours as we will be refreshing the store pictures from time to time!

And thanks again to Ran Garrigus and Umbra Lunardi for suggestioning the name for the new line. It couldn't have been more perfect :)

The Allure Launch Gift Box will remain available through this evening. Go get your gift, grab those demos [now transferable] and find your Allure.

** The "Allure Nine" were: Noena Merlin, Cordi Biddle, nemi McCoy, Aislinn Grizot, Rosie Bathelmess, Gabby Panacek, Freyja Nemeth, HalfPint Pennell and duckyfresh Watanbe. Thank you all for representing Fleur so beautifully :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

You are all invited to the Allure Launch at Fleur at 12 noon SLT

**ALLURE is Launched**

Thanks to the wonderful models and to duckyfresh Watanbe for her expert DJing.
But most of all to Roslin and CJ for a stunning new line of skins!
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A totally new [and scrumptious] line of skins.
Nine lovely Jolie Fleur Flickr winners modeling the new Allure skin line.
duckyfresh Wantanbe as our DJ.

A new look for the store.

... for the rest you will just have to come see for yourself! 12 noon SLT TODAY:)


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Introducing ... Allure

Please join us at the Fleur sim on Sunday, October 19 at 12 noon SLT for the launch of the new Fleur skin line, Allure. Named in a contest [the winners Umbra Lunardi and Ran Garrigus], Allure is the new premium line of skins for Fleur.

Painstakingly created by the talents of CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion, Allure is a truly hybrid skin that integrates both photo-sourcing and hand-drawn techniques. Each skin includes mod brows and pubic panties.

Allure is priced at L$1200 for a single and L$3k for a 3 pack. At the launch a total of 18 makeup looks in 6 skin tones with be available. A new note is that demos will be transferable!

At the launch there will be a gift bag, which will be available for 24 hours in case you can't make the opening. From 12 noon on there will be 9 Allure models, among them many of our Flickr contest winners, who will be showing you the new Allure skins.

Stay tuned for more details as they develop... looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Announcing: The Name of the NEW Fleur Skins Line...

Allure :)

It is a name that reflects the glamor and luxury of these skins perfectly and ... If you recall there was a contest to name the new line.

We are happy to announce that TWO of you suggested "Allure" and thus we have two winners...

They are....

Umbra Lunardi and Ran Garrigus!

Besides Fleur's grateful thanks for finding the perfect name, they will receive a generous gift from Fleur for their superb suggestion!

Remember the new line debuts this Sunday, October 19-more soon :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

1 1/2 Hours to Go: Fleur Gift Cards & 12 Vivant Makeups!

***Fleur Gift Cards will expire at 9am SLT TODAY [1 1/2 hrs from now] and the retiring Vivants will retire***

Tomorrow morning [Monday, October 13] at 9am SLT the Fleur Mainstore will close to prepare for the new skin line that will debut on Sunday, October 19. [More details soon!]

At that time ALL FLEUR GIFT CARDS WILL EXPIRE and the the 12 Vivant makeups that are marked down 50% will retire at this time. As a reminder they are marked with green 50% off sale ovals and are: Natural, Vin, Glam, Feline, Soiree, Pin-up, Rose, Basic Nude, Basic Red, Basic Pink, Lalique and Just Lips.

So, before 9am SLT tomorrow, use those cards and get any of the retiring Vivant makeups you have been hankering after, because this is IT!

Then .... we'll start telling you about the wonderful newness that is coming your way from Fleur Skins.

Any questions, please bug me, not Roslin or CJ as they are still hard at work on the "New Fleur."

Monday, October 06, 2008

Out with the Old to Make Way for the New!

On Monday, October 13, 2008 at 9am SLT, the Fleur Skins Mainstore will close in preparation for the launch of the new skin line on Sunday, October 19 at a time to be announced :).

At that time ALL CURRENT FLEUR GIFT CARDS WILL EXPIRE and the retiring Vivant makeups will fade into our memories, unless we've been wise enough buy them for our inventories ;)

So three things to do.

1. Make sure you have used your Fleur Gift cards before next Monday at 9am SLT.
2. Get any of the 12 retiring Vivant makeups you think you might ever want 'cause this is IT!
3. And wait patiently for the debut of the new Fleur Skin Line! Or, as I am, wait IMPATIENTLY ;)

Any questions? Please IM me, Samara Barzane, as CJ & Roslin are busy as heck. Thanks! I promise it will be worth the wait :)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Please Help CJ and Roslin! Enter the CONTEST to Name the New Skin Line at Fleur


CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion have been working their pixels to the bone on developing the new skin line debuting soon at Fleur Skins. But, they have been working so hard they haven't had time to figure out what to call the line.

So ... this is where you come in. They need your help to name the new skin line.

Think of glamor and luxury, of wonderful warm skintones, of elegant and dramatic makeups and of fur shrugs, satin sheath dresses, and diamonds glittering in the Klieg lights. . .

Drop your suggestion for the name of the new skin line in a notecard with your name in the title on TaP Shepherd by midnight SLT, Thursday, October 2. If they choose your name to use for the new line you will be rewarded with a generous gift of the new skins :) [You'll have to provide the diamonds!]

So please help my hardworking bosses out -- they are counting on you, their fans, to help them over the last hurdle to presenting their wonderful creations to the SL world!

Questions? IM Samara Barzane. CJ and Roslin are still hammering away :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Time is Running Out!

The 12 Vivant makeups that are retiring to make way for the new Fleur skin line have only a short time left -- two weeks at the most -- so this is a good time to check to make sure you have what you want. I know at those prices I'm trying new looks and skin tones. Why not? At L$250 per makeup and L$600 per trio, it's a no-brainer ;)

The Vivants that will disappear soon are marked with green 50% off sale ovals and are: Natural, Vin, Glam, Feline, Soiree, Pin-up, Rose, Basic Nude, Basic Red, Basic Pink, Lalique and Just Lips.

More about the new line as soon as Roslin and CJ let me ! But I can say that it's pretty wonderful. New base, new range of skin tones, super makeups, yummy body and, as always, the Fleur quality that we know and love. So be patient a bit more! [And get those retiring Vivants before they do!]
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Shortly we'll be setting up the voting process for the Retiring Vivant Photo Contest winners, where you, the discerning reader, will choose the model/photographer who best represented the retiring Vivant makeups. Look for more information soon...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Parfait Indeed!

Our Hall of Fame Jolie Fleur, Grazia Horwitz, has selected this week's winners! So without further ado -- here are her choices :) [Interestingly enough all are wearing Parfait Deux #3 in Vanilla]

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1) Halfpint Pennell – Apple picking in Fleur
I picked this photo because it does the most justice to the skin. I’ve always found Parfait to be a happy face, and Halfpint just wonderfully captured the girlish beauty.

2) Dot Lane - Is That A Pistil Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
Dot’s photo cracks me up. It is just too funny. Besides it reminds me of Blind Melon’s No Rain [] , which is still one of my favourite songs.

3) Achariya Maktoum - Parfait at Home 01
Achariya has a pretty unique style, and I love to read her blog, even if her style is so not my style. Parfait is one of the skins I like best on her avie, and this photo just shows it off beautifully.

Aside from the Fleur gifties for this weeks winners, I’d like to contribute something too, and I will be contacting you in world with a nice pose pack. Thank you, Roslin, CJ and Samara too, for inviting me to pick this weeks winners!
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You are more than welcome Grazia -- sure made my job easier LOL

And a BIG CONGRATS to the winner, who will be receiving their gift cards shortly.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

***Parfait Flickr Contest Due Date Extended!***

A couple of you twisted my arm every so gently, saying you needed the weekend to prepare your Parfait Photos -- so the new deadline is Sunday, Sept. 21st at 9pm SLT.

This will be the last Flickr contest before the release of the new line of Fleur skins. So get those photos in there!

The Parfait Deux skins will remain on sale through the weekend. AND, as the new skins are coming soon, you need to get those returing Vivant makeups before they disappear!

The Shoujo Boutique skins are, alas, no longer on sale, BUT the Parfait Deux Boutique skins are! 50% off until at least next Saturday. So this is your chance to grab some Parfait Deux hand drawn goodness at half price, including fat packs.

And if that isn't enough incentive, the Jolie Fleur Flickr Contest for this week is YOU'RE PARFAIT! While only the Parfait Deuxs are on sale, you may submit photos of the original Parfaits also. Photos are due to the Flickr Group by 7pm SLT, Friday, September 19, 2008. We know you'll be perfect!

Now for the extra twist:) Our Jolie Fleur Hall of Famer, Grazia Horwitz, will be doing the choosing for us. Thank you Grazia -- now take those pictures and may the Parfaits win!

This contest is extra special as it will be the last one until the launch of the new skin line coming along in a few weeks' time.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

You Sure Did!

We asked you to SHOW OFF SHOUJO and you certainly did. So much so that, in addition to the three winners, there are 2 honorable mentions, who will receive a L$250 Fleur Gift Card. Just enough to buy a nice dress or a sale Vivant.

The winners showed off Shoujo in many creative ways. So here they are!

Shoujo Winners [L$500 Fleur Gift Card]
Nissa Nightfire feeling fantastical wearing Shoujo 6 in Lily
Guuguu Ghia purring in Shoujo 4 in Lotus
Noena Merlin dreaming in Shoujo 5 in Lotus

Shoujo Honorable Mentions [L$250 Fleur Gift Card]
Cordi Biddle in your face in Shoujo 6 in Lotus
Sakuradawn Lei looking lovely in Shoujo 6 in Lily

Congratulations to you all!

But that's not all!

Those of you following the Jolie Fleur contests know that one of the best photographers out there in our part of the metaverse is Grazia Horwitz. And she does wear her Fleur so very well. So we have decided to award her with "Jolie Fleur Hall of Fame" status. What does that mean? Stay tuned *winks*

Here she is in Shoujo Lady Edwina in Lotus .

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Show Off Shoujo! -- Our New Flicker Contest and SALE!

Our new Flickr Contest, week 6 of our countdown to the new skin release, asks you to SHOW OFF SHOUJO. To help you along there is currently a sale on Shoujo Boutique skins at Fleur, including the Nicky Ree collaboration ones, but, alas, not the Black Swan. Although you can certainly post Black Swan pictures to the contest.

Shoujo, while anime inspired, is a very versatile look -- The Nicky Ree Collaboration skins show that for sure:) So SHOW OFF SHOUJO -- we're looking for atmosphere, your outfit, location -- whatever approach expresses YOUR view of the Fleur Shoujo Boutique skins! Fell free to resubmit an earlier photo from the pool to this contest.

Photos are due in the Jolie Fleur Flickr pool by 7pm SLT, Friday, September 12.
Prizes will be L$500 Fleur Gift Cards, which, with the also ongoing Retiring Vivant Sale, will buy 2 Vivants for you!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Clothed in Fleur [Week 5 Flickr Contest]

This past week we were looking for you in Fleur clothing -- just taking a brief break from the retiring Vivants -- and you showcased the beautifully designed and made Fleur clothing better than we imagined :)

The winners were: [please click on the photo collage for the full-sized image]

Ran Garrigus for his wonderful recreation of "Singing in the Rain," wearing Fleur's Men's Charcoal Suit. [A freebie at the previous train station build]

Rack Brautigan, for creating atmosphere without a specific location, wearing Effervescent in Black. [Her photo made me go buy the dress :)]

and second time winner,
alerbic_b, for her character creation of "Lardine", who is wearing Fleur's Juillet Dress in Sky as she meets her fate. [Be sure to read the sad tale on the Jolie Fleur group Flickr page.]

Congratulations to you all! You will receive your L$500 Fleur Gift Card shortly :)

Monday, September 01, 2008

Celebrating Fleur Clothing!

The current Jolie Fleur Flickr Contest asks our group members to clothe themselves in Fleur. As group admin I can't enter, so I thought I'd share three of my favorite Fleur outfits with you, hoping you too will want to enter the contest! Prizes will be Fleur Gift Cards for the photo or photos that best show off Fleur's clothes, plus publication of your photo in the Fleur blog.

On the left is the "Mai" swimsuit. It comes in this modest version as well as a more midriff-baring one. The detail is the quality you expect from anything Fleur -- clean design, matched seams and a prim skirt that fits :) Shoes are the Office Fling Slingbacks in Blue. On the right is "Avril", a lovely strapless dress in flower-petaled lavender [remember what they say about April showers ;)] I de-pouffed the system skirt a bit, but otherwise perfection! Nobody does a system skirt better than CJ Carnot, I wager :) The dress comes with a small sweater, but I opted for the bare shoulder look.

In the middle is something old and new. Recently Fleur released their popular Desk Set Suit in Lilac, Pink and Seafoam. I'm wearing the latter. Again the system skirt is superb -- just look at the ruching, but what you can't see is the perfect zipper on the back of the skirt. Details are a Fleur hallmark for sure! The system top has wonderful ruffles that don't require an attachment point and don't require adjustment. Sometimes simple is good!

Shoes for Avril and Desk Set are the Satin Slingbacks in Black. Hair is ETD Patricia in Apricot, skin is Fleur Vivant Basic Pink 2 in Buff [one of the current sale skins at Fleur] -- necklace is MiamMiam's Feather Pendant Necklace and Earrings.

To find the Fleur Clothing Boutique either turn left at the landing point or look for the teleport at the door of the main store. Pictures for the contest are due to the Flickr Group by 5pm, SLT, Friday, September 5.